The UBM conference
The UBM meeting focuses on advances being made to examine tissue microstructures with very-high-frequency ultrasound (20 MHz and higher). Topics of interest include basic physical phenomena, novel processing and systems, animal applications, clinical applications, and high-frequency biological effects.
In order to promote productive research and development directions for the ultrasonic microscanning research field, an international conference has been held every two years since 1998 in different countries around the world. Though, starting with 55 participants in 1998, this event now attracts close to 100 persons among the most reputed scientists, engineers, clinicians, students and biomedical investigators interested in the High Frequency Ultrasound (HFUS) field. Key representatives of the high-frequency ultrasound industry field are also attending this conference.
The 8th edition will comprehensively address a diverse range of key UBM topics, which include: 1) physical understanding of high-frequency ultrasonic wave interactions with biological tissues, 2) special technology for fabricating UBM transducers and arrays, 3) challenges in digital acquisition and 4) processing of UBM echo signals and advanced topics such as UBM contrast agents and three-dimensional imaging. All of these topics will emphasize the biomedical engineering aspects of the technology and will place these developments in the context of emerging clinical applications.
This conference is organized by Dr Guy Cloutier (Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Montreal and Laboratory of Biorheology and Medical Ultrasonics, Research center of the University of Montreal Hospital, Montreal, Canada) with the collaboration of an international organizing committee including international leaders in HFUS:
Peter Wells (University of Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom)
Stuart Foster (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Ton van der Steen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Jeff Ketterling (Riverside Research Institute, New York, USA)
Ron Silverman (Columbia University, New York, USA)
Daniel Turnbull (New York University, New York, USA)
Marc Lethiecq (University of Tours, Tours, France)
Lori Bridal (University of Paris 6, Paris, France)
K. Kirk Shung (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
Yoshifumi Saijo (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
forward to seeing you at the conference here in Canada in late September 2012
where the scientific program will be full of exciting science and automnal